Green Grant Program project completed at Notre Dame High School

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Public Works Department for the City of Chattanooga completes the first project for its Green Grant Program.

Notre Dame was awarded a $100,000 grant for the installation of green infrastructure across the campus.

On Tuesday morning, students, teachers and city employees took a tour around the school to see the completed project.

Joshua Rogers, the water quality specialist with public works, says by installing practices like bioretention and infiltration trenches, pollutants are filtered out.

In addition to helping the environment, they say this will be an educational experience for students.

“Some place like Notre Dame is going to be very visible. It is an educational facility. So these students can learn a lot about stormwater and how it affects our streams and environment. It also has a lot of visitors, people coming around,” Rogers said.

Water quality specialist say all of this will help Citico Creek.

For businesses or schools that are interested in this, the city is accepting grant applicants.

For more information about the program or to apply, click here.

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